Welcome back to the craft room and today’s Flashback Friday Drop Shadow post. Let’s Flashback to February 2012 and another StampTV Free For All Friday Challenge. Sadly the link I originally shared to the challenge page is no longer available. I was able to find the demonstration video link on YouTube and have that linked down below. The drop shadow stamping technique works best with chunky stamps rather than fine detail stamps. Let’s get right to it!
Free For All Friday – Drop Shadow
It’s time for another Free For All Friday challenge, the drop shadow. This week, our hostess Cheri, has challenged us to create a card or project using the drop shadow technique. Here’s a link to a video over on StampTV that demonstrates how to create this look – Creating a Drop Shadow. Basically what you need is a chunky stamp, line art stamps do not work well for this technique, and two shades of ink, one light and one dark. You begin by stamping the image with the lightest color, and then using your handy dandy stamp-a-ma-gig, you stamp over the image, and a little off of the first image to create the shadow.
As always, I am never sure what colors work well together, so I started by stamping different colors together, to see how they would look. Here is my test sheet using Memento inks. Using this sheet, I chose the colors I wanted to use to create the following cards. All of the cards use the same flower stamp from the Floral Hero Arts Stamp and Die set.
The Drop Shadow Cards
This first card uses Lulu Lavender and Grape Jelly Memento inks stamped on Pure Luxury Ivory card stock. I cut the focal image with the Wonky Rectangle Nestabilities die. The card base is from the Colorbok Cool Earthtone pack and the pattern paper is from an ATD Vibrant paper pack. The ribbon is originally antique white in color. By running the Grape Jelly ink pad over it I was able to change it’s color. I sprayed it lightly with water to even out the color and let it air dry.
The second card I created uses Angel Pink and Rose Bud Memento inks. If you notice on my color sheet, I paired the Angel Pink with Lady Bug, but didn’t really like that effect. After digging a little deeper into that mess that once was my scrap desk, I found the Rose Bud inkpad and I like that color combination much better! The card base here is the Colorbok Cool Earthtone again as well as some white cardstock that I have. I used my Doily Lace Edge punch from Martha Stewart to add some decoration to the card front. The focal image was cut with the Classic Oval Large and Classic Scallop Oval Large dies from Nestabilities.
The final card is one that I like, but think that it’s missing something. I used Desert Sand and Potter’s Clay Memento inks and used Nestabilities Label Four to cut the image out. The layered effect is achieved by cutting a second shape from the mat cardstock the same size as the focal image. Then the shape was cut in half vertically and carefully glued in place. The card base is made from a Teal colored Bazzill cardstock that I’ve had for years. The background paper was created with the Victoria embossing folder from Cuttlebug, and Desert Sand Memento ink.
This was a fun technique to play with, and I think I’ll be doing it again soon! I have an idea to try with another stamp set, so we’ll see how that turns out.
Thank you for dropping by and checking out today’s Flashback Friday Drop Shadow post. I’m curious which card is your favorite? Have you ever tried this technique before? If you have, I’d love to know your thoughts on it, and what color combinations you used. Let me know down in the comments! Until then, have a wonderful weekend and I will see you in the craft room again soon!
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